How do I add more than one attachment to an announcement?

Currently, only one attachment can be added to an announcement. However, you can embed multiple downloadable files to the body of the announcement.

  1. Go to the desired course site.
  2. Click Announcements in the course navigation menu.
  3. Click +Announcement.
  4. Place the cursor in the text box where you would like the attachment to appear.
  5. Click the dropdown arrow next to the Document icon and select Upload Document. 
  6. Click Upload File and select the desired file (or, drag-and-drop your file). announcement_2.png
  7. Select usage rights, then click the Submit button.
    • The file should show up in the rich-text editor. You will not be able to click on the link to view or download the file until you post the announcement.
  8. Repeat this step for all the attachments you'd like to make. 

*Please note that files uploaded from your device will be hosted in the 'Uploaded Media' restricted folder in your Files section. By default, students can only access these files through the Announcement and not through the Files tool. If you'd like to allow students to search for these files in the Files tool, you will need to update the 'Uploaded Media' folder visibility setting or move the files out of this folder if the folder should remain restricted.

Attach multiple existing course files

  1. If you have already uploaded the file to the Files tool, click on the Insert tab, hover over Document, and select Course Documents or click on the drop-down arrow next to the Documents icon and select Course Documents
  2. Find and click on the desired file.
    • The file name will now appear in the Rich Content Editor

Custom text linking to course file

If you don't want the file name to appear in the Announcement to students, you can embed the file into existing text.

  1. Type out a sentence. Highlight the words you'd like to embed the course file.
  2. Select the dropdown arrow for the Documents tool and choose Course Documents
  3. Confirm you're viewing the option for Course Files
  4. Fnd and click on the name of the file you want to embed. 

  5. The highlighted portion of the text will be updated with the embedded link.
  6. Repeat this step for all files you'd like embedded in the announcement. Once ready, scroll down to Save (post) the announcement. If you're not ready for the announcement to go out, use the Delay posting option.